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Review comics for The Dark Knight Rises! As always, SPOILERS.

I had the Holy Musical B@man soundtrack stuck in my head ALL DAY Thursday before watching the movie.  It was hilarious how many of the jokes and themes from the play made appearances in the movie.  Most relevant:

Anyway, on to the comics!

It reminded me of Goldmember’s ridiculous flexibility.  Was that really Anne kicking that high, or was there a prop leg?! xD

There was a 2-ish-minute stretch while Batman was chasing down Talia al Ghul where I completely spaced out and couldn’t tell you what I’d just seen.  Bleh.  A bit is good but more than 30 seconds of people punching each other or shooting or whatever without breaks and my brain shuts off.

I didn’t actually cry, but a lot of people in my theater did. I didn’t believe for a second that he was really dead (I called ‘everyone thinks he’s dead but he’s really alive and training the next generation like in The Dark Knight Returns’ while my brothers and I were placing bets in line), but it was still a moving scene.

I looooved the movie.  From the complaints I’ve heard from friends, it sounds like the main difference between us is that I WANT neat, happy endings.  That’s exactly what I like (Dickens fan!).  The darker and more pessimistic the story, the more satisfying it is when I actually get a happy ending.  And this was the neatest, happiest possible ending for the DARK GRITTY trilogy, so I was extremely satisfied.

Last, here are my notes from the premiere if you are interested.  A lot of these got cut or altered on their way to the comics:


  • no comments??!!! THIS WAS AWESOME REVIEW!!!

    July 21, 2012
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    July 21, 2012
  • I’ve been waiting for your review, I love when you do these. Great job.

    In your notes you say “you’ve turned Tom Hardy scary”… I assume that means you’ve never seen him in Bronson? There you can see him all muscular, without a mask, and totally scary.

    July 21, 2012
  • I really like your very humorous, thoughtful commentary on the movie. Catwoman was pretty awesome and the rise of Batman was epic. Curious though what your thoughts on Talia were. I get that that would have been a REAL spoiler, but still curious nevertheless.

    July 22, 2012
  • This was a great synopsis after having seen it :)

    July 22, 2012
  • Anonymous

    Your point of view on Catwoman is perfect! I felt the exact same way about the heels until I saw her pin the guy’s wrist with them. Then I was sold. The best panel by far though is the stocktrade motorcycle boyfriends. XD Love it!

    July 22, 2012
  • Anonymous

    I was really hoping it was going to go full Dark Knight Returns, like with a bunch of them, and that they would have like a V For Vendetta scene with a buncha Batmen, but alas, just cops running into gunfire and a single heir who had trouble with two construction workers. Still pretty good though!

    July 24, 2012
  • Anonymous

    Everything YOU thought I thought. Next time, I’ll wear my Magneto helmet so you can’t hear my thoughts, Jean!
    Brilliant! :)

    July 25, 2012

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